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Vik Muniz

Metachrome (No.3/No.13, after Mark Rothko)

Vik Muniz borrows images from the history of art, media and reality, to manipulate them. Starting with materials taken from everyday life, such as chocolate, diamond, pigment, clay or dust, Vik Muniz reconstructs an image before taking the photographs, and getting rid of the the originals. At first glance, the result of his manipulations do not resemble a photograph, but the works of a magician or a virtuoso. While his photographs remind us of a collective cultural heritage, they simultaneously challenge the viewer´s perception.

 

Everything is redrawn and reinterpreted. Reinforcing our sense of familiarity toward different things, Vik Muniz deceives us and encourages our ability to look at reality and analyze it ; “the vision is primarily a form of intelligence, and recognition or identification a kind of comfort.”

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Gaïa, que deviens-tu ?

18 October 2019 – 8 November 2019 18.10.2019 – 08.11.2019
Maison Guerlain, Paris (FR)

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Pictures of Paint

10 October 2019 – 16 November 2019 10.10.2019 – 16.11.2019
Sikkema Jenkins & co., New York (US)

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Museum of Ashes

10 October 2019 – 16 November 2019 10.10.2019 – 16.11.2019
Sikkema Jenkins & co., New York (US)

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Glasstrees 2019 - Curated by Vik Muniz and Koen Vanmechelen

9 May 2019 – 24 November 2019 09.05.2019 – 24.11.2019
Fondazione Berengo Art Space, Murano (IT)

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